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Alfvén wave

noun
1.
a type of oscillation of plasma particles, consisting of transverse waves propagating along the magnetic field lines in a plasma.
Origin
named after Hannes O. G. Alfvén
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Alfvén wave

/æˈvɛn/
noun
1.
a generally transverse magnetohydrodynamic wave that is propagated in a plasma
Word Origin
C20: after Hannes Olaf Gösta Alfvén (1908–95), Swedish physicist
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